[Yum] installroot question

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 02:39:58 UTC 2007

On Dec 16, 2007 8:30 PM, Curtis Higgins <higgincc at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'd like to use yum to install some programs to /usr/local rather than /usr.

This depends on if the packages were built in such a way as to be
relocatable, and/or where they place files on the system.

> It seems to me that I would need to use the command:
> yum installroot=/usr/local install xmms

Not really. This will treat /usr/local/ as the base directory, (for
example creating a chroot) so you'd end up with /usr/local/usr/bin/foo

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